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Old 02-15-2004, 07:34 PM   #1
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Question Knoppix-STD help on a Dell

Hi i have a Dell inspiron 5100, I'm trying to boot, and run Knoppix-STD on it.
I have configured the BIOS to boot the CD. What comes up on my screen
is somthing that says:

Start. Caldera DR-OS]

It continues to run's and does its thing and all sorts of junk. Then it just
stops. What do i do next? Is that knoppix? How do i get knoppix to run?
Old 02-16-2004, 03:49 AM   #2
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I downloaded myself a copy of that Knoppix-STD. I managed to boot into it on my ordinary desktop pc no dramas.

Did you check the md5sum to make sure that the iso image is ok?

Otherwise my guess would be that it isn't reading your hardware right, but that is a wild guess. Knoppix is meant to be very good on the hardware detection.
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What graphics card do you have, i think it is intel 845, if so you need to wait until one with Xfree86 4.4 because it includes the 845patch.
If you dont have 845 intel video card then it may be a corrupted download.
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I ran into a similar problem with Knoppix STD 0.1. I booted it up on my Dell and just after the boot prompt I get two Tuxes at the top of the screen and then the error "hda lost interrupt" repeatedly.

I tried booting with the "knoppix failsafe" option and got the same error. I verified that the MD5 on the iso I downloaded is correct. Any ideas? I'm running a Dell Dimension XPS; the hard drive is SATA. Could that be the cause of the problem?


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